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George Gateley

November 25, 1946 — July 1, 2024

George Claiborne Gateley went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 1, 2024, following a lengthy illness. George was born on November 25, 1946, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Glynn H. and Clara Gateley. After graduating from Central High School, he enrolled and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1970. He served in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1972. George began his professional career in the insurance industry where he earned his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1982. He retired in 2016 as the Chief Operating Officer of Southern National Life, a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. 

George attended and volunteered at Healing Place Church. Anyone who knew him quickly learned of his passion for bass fishing, especially participating in bass tournaments. He fished from Alaska to Costa Rica, but his favorite spot was Toledo Bend. 

George is survived by his daughter, Jamie L. Gateley; sister, Harriet Roberts; three stepsons, who he cherished, and numerous nieces and nephews. His nephew, George Robert Gateley, was like a special son to him. His caregiver, Shirley Cann, was a source of loving care to George, and his wife, Jo Ann, who predeceased him. In addition, George is predeceased by his parents, Glynn and Clara Gateley; and brother, Kenneth Gateley. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at Resthaven Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 AM until services at 11:00 AM, officiated by Pastor Johnny Green. Burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

George was always quick to seize an opportunity to share his belief in his risen Savior, whose arms he is now at peace in. 

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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